Rusty Bucket - Northville Park Place

3.9
38 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Rusty Bucket is a casual American restaurant and tavern, a gathering place where people come to share laughter, smiles, and great conversation over food that makes everyone happy. Satisfying and familiar, the menu is classic American fare, thoughtfully prepared from scratch by each location's Executive Chef. Cocktails are considered a craft, made-to-order by highly-skilled bartenders. From barrel to glass, no short cuts are taken with the carefully selected beer list. The perfect draft is guaranteed. Join us for lunch, grab a drink after work, bring the kids for dinner - we've got a seat for you! Great Food. Great Drinks. Great People. The Bucket Life.
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3.8
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3.9
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3.7
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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter Brunch was great !

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R
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor management. Server was not trained how to serve food at the table. Reached across the table and across people and handed food to customer. Food was average. I've been to other Rusty Bucket locations and had much better experience. Probably wont go back to this location.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was outstanding. She split our order on two plates when she overheard that my sister and I wanted to share. A wow moment. Thank you!

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C
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lunch time with friends. Perfect. Waitperson, Chris was SUPERB.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rusty Bucket has always worked out as a good place to meet up with friends and family. Food is good. Service is good. The atmosphere and noise level allows for conversation.

Rusty Bucket - Northville Park Place
Responded on March 26, 2019

Anonymous, we would like to thank you in person but we do not who you are. Thank you for the 5 stars and the great review.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

My first experience was good, friendly and prompt service. However on my second visit the service was bad. Our order was taken in a timely manor but then it took nearly an hour for our dinners to arrive. Five meals, one was a salad, 3 meals were barely warm and one was okay.

Rusty Bucket - Northville Park Place
Responded on March 26, 2019

Kathleen, I sincerely apologize that your most recent visit was not up to the standard you expect when dining out. I would appreciate it if you would call me at your convenience at 248.349.1399 ask for Pam or Steve. Thank you, Pam

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J
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The Food was bland and tasteless and honestly felt it was a waste of money- upon stating that to waiter he just kinda blew it off . Will not return to another Rusty Bucket - name really does match the rusty tasting food.

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w
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

made advance reservations for six, was put in a corner of the bar area at a pub table. We needed to drag a bar stool over for additional seating. No service for at least twenty minutes.

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R
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great! Had the daily special and it was delicious and an ample portion. The server was very attentive and helpful when ordering. Definitely will go back

Rusty Bucket - Northville Park Place
Responded on March 26, 2019

Raindancer, We appreciate the awesome review and the 5 star rating. Hope to see you soon!

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience. Waiting over a half hour beyond the reservation time to be seated. We were told that they only had 9 chairs available for our reservation of 10. We were sat in the summertime patio which was covered in plastic (no windows). It was freezing in there. Overhead heat lamps were broken and fireplace wouldn't work. Food was terrible. One persons food was delivered after almost everyone else was finished - it was just a taco salad, so we have no idea why it took so long. My 7 yr old nephew waited for fries for over 20 minutes. The manager apologized but didn't offer to do anything. I only ate about 4 bites of my food as did my cousin - we were still charged for it. We complained politely to the waiter and manager yet nothing was done. Very disappointed. My aunt comes to visit once a year and it was our yearly family gathering - we rushed and got done as quickly as we could so we could leave. Horrible experience.

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C
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Birthday. Had to remind server twice re: bday desserts. She never offered others dessert. She was pleasant enough but not at all attentive. Food was fine, usual bar food which is what we wanted.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food - had the steak, plus the hummus. Bread pudding was the best we've had. Service was excellent.

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CA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, service was good, wine was way over priced compared to similar restaurants.

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AS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was very under stated the meatloaf was just a hamburger paddie, the salmon salad was very small and the shrimp scampi was very small and only a few pieces of shrimp.

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OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Slow service

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Took forever for anyone to greet at the table during happy hour on Friday night. Not enough help. Took longer to get our drinks after ordering. Not a good first impression

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I brought my mother here for her 91st birthday. I liked that we sat by the fire and had a cozy heater above us. I also liked the fact that there were a few vegetarian options and that the food tasted good. The down side was that our waitress was not very attentive. My sister’s order was wrong. We had to get another waiter to find our waitress so that we could get boxes and the bill.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

Made a reservation for my mother in laws 60th birthday and when we showed up they put us out on the patio that was outdoor with tent like walls and overhead heating(It was 20 degrees outside). Asked to be moved and they moved us to a different table which was also on the patio. The inside wasn't busy at all. Also must have changed their menu since the last time I was there as the meatloaf left something to be desired. My waitress was the only thing that made the visit tolerable. We will not be going back.

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was real good. Will come back.

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SK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The Rusty Bucket is our place to go for good food and fun

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good, but the food was not very warm. The manager came by and apologized and gave us a credit on the bill.

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MS
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Had reservations but would not let us sit on n the patio. Saw a few tables with people later as we were dining.
Server had no personality. Food was okay.

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S
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice place to grab an outstanding burger, and the new Mac n Cheese absolutely delicious!!!

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JP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Always good food! Good selection of beer and wine !

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Daughter in for brief visit from California

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D
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wait staff was attentive and the food was tasty.

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GS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent as always. Waiter was ok, not great

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Wanted to sit us outside! It was 93

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T
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I normally go to the Rusty Bucket in Southfield. However, opting to try a different location, and wanting brunch, I was the first to arrive. Once seated, the waitress did not greet me after 15 minutes of her going to her other tables. I waited, and once my sisters arrived, we sat another 15 minutes without the waitress ever saying a word to us. I had waited 30 minutes without a single word from the waitress! We spoke to the manager who was very nice and very apologetic. We still left and went to Granite City! It was THE BEST CHOICE EVER! WONDERFUL SERVICE AND AWESOME FOOD FOR $25 a person all you can eat! So, I guess a huge THANKS is in order to Rusty Bucket! If it wasn’t for the very tasteless and poor way we were treated, we never would have discovered the hidden gem of Granite City’s Brunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not sure where the break down was at the restaurant. I would have appreciated the fact that they would have told us the issues up front. Hate making reservations for a large party of 8-just to sit for an hour before the appetizers came out. We ordered spinach queso dip and it was loaded with SALT! Almost like they dumped the whole container on our batch it was gross. Our dinner finally came later and it wasn’t warm. We spent close to 3&1/2 hours.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really good and the service was good as well. It does get a little loud in the dining area but would definitely eat there again. The seared AHI Tuna wrap should be tried!

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We had come here because the restaurant boasted a gluten free option menu. Unfortunately we left disappointed. The food was dry and unsatisfying. The portion to price ratio was off in my opinion, and few of us left hungry. Our server was hard to track down on occasion and told us she left because she had an itchy throat. I wouldnt reccomend this restaurant to anyone. You're night would be more enjoyable elsewhere.

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A
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice variety of food. The burgers were delicious!

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JR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service! Will return to the restaurant again!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s day

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my 11 year old daughter and 5 friends to celebrate her birthday after a pottery outing. We were able to get a reservation on a Sat evening with no trouble and our server was great. She was very friendly with the girls and attentive to our group. The food was delicious and the menu offered enough choices for the girls. The ambiance was nice; not so loud that they couldn’t hear each other. We will definitely be back!

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DA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Graduation celebration. They did a lot to accommodate our large group.

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AP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

several guests were unimpressed with the food. the cost averaged $20 per person, including 2 kids, which is kinda pricey for bar food.

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